Ryzen’s anticipation has increased AMD’s stock price by 600%
Yesterday AMD announced the global launch of AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors, with pre-orders starting from more than 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs.
Focused on PC gamers, content creators, enthusiasts, and fans worldwide, AMD is positioning Ryzen goes head-to-head with Intel. Financial markets seem to like AMD’s position as the company’s stock has been growing steadily. This time last year when it was at $2.03/share and as of yesterday, it is at $14.31/share on anticipation of Ryzen’s impact.
“Four years ago we began development of our ‘Zen’ processor core with the goal to deliver unprecedented generational performance gains and return choice and innovation to the high-performance computing market,” said Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. “On March 2, enthusiasts and gamers around the world will experience ‘Zen’ in action, as we launch our Ryzen 7 family of processors and reinvigorate the desktop computing market.”
AMD Ryzen 7 Lineup
During an event for global press, industry analysts, and partners, AMD outlined the Ryzen 7 desktop processor lineup. AMD specifically designed these processors for PC gamers, creators, and enthusiasts with 8-cores, 16-threads, and the new AM4 desktop platform. In live demos and testing, these processors demonstrated their superiority: the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X as the world’s highest performing 8-core desktop processor1, and Ryzen 7 1700 as the world’s lowest power 8-core desktop processor2.
Product demonstrations featured Ryzen 7 1800X outperforming a similarly configured 8-core, 16-thread Intel Core i7-6900K in Cinebench R15 multi-threaded and Handbrake-based video transcoding, as well as showing comparable 4K gaming performance.
|Product Line||Model||Base Clock (GHz)||Boost Clock (GHz)||TDP (Watts)||Included Cooler||Suggested Price, SEP (USD)|
|Ryzen 7||1700||3.0||3.7||65||Wraith Spire||$329|
For customers eagerly waiting for Ryzen, etailers around the world are primed to begin taking pre-orders beginning today, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. ET.3
“We deeply appreciate the ways in which our partners and customers came together to build a high-performance ecosystem for Ryzen,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “With an anticipated 82 new motherboards from ODMs worldwide, Ryzen-based designs from top global PC OEMs expected soon, and boutique SIs and OEMs showing extreme-performance PC designs, this will be a launch like no other. Unprecedented pre-order support from etailers globally shows that our ecosystem and partners are fully behind AMD and our commitment to return innovation and competition to high-performance PCs.”
Participating vendors include the following, with a more complete list available here:
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Among the 82 anticipated new motherboards are designs from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, all built upon two desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors — the X370 and B350 — and expected to be widely available on March 2.